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  • HANDY MANDY IN OZ. Illustrated by John R. Neill by THOMPSON, Ruth Plumly (L. Frank Baum)
    THOMPSON, Ruth Plumly (L. Frank Baum)
    HANDY MANDY IN OZ. Illustrated by John R. Neill

    Edition: First printing

    Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1937. Tall octavo, blue cloth with colour pictorial cover label, illustrated endpapers, b&w illustrations in text. Spine vignette of Mandy's face, 16 pp gatherings. Spine very lightly sunned, with a patch of light fading at head; tidy ink owner name in the provided printed space, with a small corner crease on that leaf; yellowing to page edges; else a fine copy. The price-clipped jacket has chips and short tears at spine ends (affecting the top of two letters at head); slight rubbing to spine folds; rear panel has a creased tear at upper inner corner, small chips to outer corners, slight rubbing to flap fold; front panel has edge nicks, small chips to outer corners,…

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    Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1937. Tall octavo, blue cloth with colour pictorial cover label, illustrated endpapers, b&w illustrations in text. Spine vignette of Mandy's face, 16 pp gatherings. Spine very lightly sunned, with a patch of light fading at head; tidy ink owner name in the provided printed space, with a small corner crease on that leaf; yellowing to page edges; else a fine copy. The price-clipped jacket has chips and short tears at spine ends (affecting the top of two letters at head); slight rubbing to spine folds; rear panel has a creased tear at upper inner corner, small chips to outer corners, slight rubbing to flap fold; front panel has edge nicks, small chips to outer corners, slight rubbing to flap fold; front flap has a horizontal crease; VG otherwise, still respectable in appearance. This is a later issue of the dust jacket ca. 1941 (34 Oz titles on rear flap). Bienvenue & Schmidt p. 119, note.

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    Book ID: 35719
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  • Bredsdorff, Elias (Hans Christian Andersen)
    Hans Christian Andersen: The Story of His Life and Work, 1805-75

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Scribner, 1975. Cloth & boards. pp 376 + plates; index. Front free endpaper neatly removed, else fine. Jacket has sunning to red spine letters, small tear, VG otherwise. ; Octavo 0684144573

    Book ID: 50231
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  • ARNOLD, Guy (G.A. HENTY)
    HELD FAST FOR ENGLAND: G.A. Henty, Imperialist Boys' Writer

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hamish Hamilton, 1980. Blue boards. pp (xii), 195 + frontispiece; plates. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Red dust jacket has spine sunned to pink, else fine. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 50290
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  • GARDNER, Ralph D.
    HORATIO ALGER or the American hero era

    New York: Arco, 1978. Maroon cloth. pp 503 + plates; index. Ink owner name at front, rubber stamped initials to lower page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has creases to front flap, VG otherwise. Includes at rear a descriptive bibliography of the Alger books, a must for anyone seriously dealing in on collecting them.

    Book ID: 44149
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  • HOYT, Edwin P. (Horatio Alger)
    HORATIO'S BOYS: the life and works of Horatio Alger, Jr

    Edition: First printing

    Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Company, 1974. Yellow cloth. pp (viii), 263. Illustrated, index. Fine copy. Dust jacket has small tears to spine ends, split to upper front spine fold externally repaired; good. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 50242
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  • HUGHES, Ted
    HOW THE WHALE BECAME and Other Stories. Illustrated by George Adamson (inscribed)

    Harmondsworth, England: Puffin Books, 1976. Inscribed by Author; Later printing of the Puffin trade paperback (first was Faber, 1963). Octavo, card covers. A fine copy. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to a Canadian author & impresario who brought him to Toronto for a reading, with the inscribee's tidy ink name and date at front. "For____, Lord of the Whale, best wishes from Ted" and with Hughes' ink name in full on same page. Stories for children. ; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 37775
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  • HULDY'S WHISTLE. Illustrated by William Donahey by Miller, Annie Archbold
    Miller, Annie Archbold
    HULDY'S WHISTLE. Illustrated by William Donahey

    Chicago: Reilly & Lee, c1919. Octavo, light blue cloth lettered in gilt and blind. pp (297) + frontispiece; other illustrations in text. A fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has creased tear, small corner chips, at foot of spine; mild rubbing and crease at head of spine; creases and tear along lower rear panel; VG otherwise, colours bright, attractive. Scarce in dust jacket. A novel about a rough and tumble boy, a real Dennis the Menace, who is reformed by the hired girl.

    Book ID: 31556
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  • NORWAY, G. (Georgina Norway, 1833-1915)
    HUSSEIN THE HOSTAGE, or, a boy's adventure in Persia. With illustratiions by John Schonberg

    London: Blackie, no date (ca. 1895?). Early printing (first was in 1890). Blue pictorial cloth stamped in gilt, orange, pale blue, mustard, and black. 4 plates (frontis. in colour). Rubber stamps and ink notation to front endpapers; yellowing to page edges; 9 x 1 cm black ink streak to fore edge with only very shallow penetration into text margins; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Author was the grandmother of Nevil Shute (Norway). ; Octavo

    Book ID: 50962
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  • STUART, Donald
    ILBARANA

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Dent, 1972. Maroon boards. pp x, 111. Text paper a bit toned, as always, else fine. Dust jacket has a short tear to front panel, mild rubbing along front spine fold, else fine, flap price intact. A novel for younger readers about Australian aboriginal life by a Western Australia author. "Donald Stuart, probably comes the closest of any White Australian writer during this period to a sensitive depiction of the Aboriginal people as Aboriginal human beings." - Alan Shoemaker, Black Words, White Page: Aboriginal Literature 1929-1988, University of Queensland Press, Queensland, 1992 0460058479

    Book ID: 40686
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  • IN THE MUSGRAVE RANGES. Illustrated by Fred. Leist, R.O.I. by BUSHMAN, Jim (pseud. of Conrad Harvey Sayce)
    BUSHMAN, Jim (pseud. of Conrad Harvey Sayce)
    IN THE MUSGRAVE RANGES. Illustrated by Fred. Leist, R.O.I.

    London: Blackie, no date. Octavo, blue-grey pictorial cloth stamped in black and white. pp 284 + 2 (of 6) plates. Only the two plates at pp 56 and 82 are present. Spine lightly darkened; mild cover rubbing; yellowing to page edges; tidy ink owner name at front; musty odour; generally VG otherwise. An adventure story for boys, driving cattle from Central Australia to Oodnadatta in South Australia. Muir 6598. M&M p. 420.

    Book ID: 43366
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  • IT CAN'T HURT FOREVER. Illustrations by Leigh Grant. by SINGER, Marilyn
    SINGER, Marilyn
    IT CAN'T HURT FOREVER. Illustrations by Leigh Grant.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Harper & Row, 1978. Black pictorial boards. Light rubbing to spine tips and lower edges of covers; soft corner crease to front free endpaper; else fine, no previous owner marks. Dark grey dust jacket has minor rubbing, light tanning, to the spine; creased nicks to head of spine; both corners of front flap clipped; slight rubbing to outer corners; in all still VG, attractive, no chips. An early novel for young people by this author of more than 60 books for younger readers and young adults. About an eleven year old child in hospital for heart surgery, an experience Singer herself had when she was eight years old. Children's Choice Award in 1979. Winner of the 1983 Maud Hart Lovelace Award.

    Book ID: 16643
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  • JASON'S QUEST. Illustrated by Staffan Torell. by LAURENCE, Margaret
    LAURENCE, Margaret
    JASON'S QUEST. Illustrated by Staffan Torell.

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Macmillan, 1970. Octavo, green boards. pp 160. Small shallow bruise to upper edge of front cover, else fine in fine jacket, flap price intact. Her first book for children. 0333107691

    Book ID: 33922
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  • JOHN AND MARY DETECTIVES. Illustrated by Mary Gardiner by JAMES, Grace
    JAMES, Grace
    JOHN AND MARY DETECTIVES. Illustrated by Mary Gardiner

    Edition: First printing

    London: Frederick Muller, 1938. Octavo, mauve cloth stamped in yellow, illustrated endpapers. pp (283), (1), (4, ads); illustrations in text. A bit of cloth bubbling and very light spotting to covers; tiny cloth abrasion to top edge of rear cover; else fine, no owner names. The dust jacket has nicks to tipds of lightly yellowed spine, vertical crease to front flap, light darkening to flap folds, else fine, flap price intact. A very nice copy indeed, scarce in such nice condition of the 4th of the John and Mary series for younger readers. John and Mary form a detective agency when their gran loses a sapphire.

    Book ID: 31905
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  • SINGER, Isaac Bashevis
    JOSEPH AND KOZA or the Sacrifice to the Vistula. Translated from the Yiddish by the Author and Elizabeth Shuh. Pictures by Symeon Shimin.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1970. Large quarto, red cloth, illustrations in brown and black. Small spot to lower inner edge of covers, else fine in fine jacket, flap price intact, no owner names. A story set in pagan Poland.

    Book ID: 41567
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  • SINGER, Isaac Bashevis
    JOSEPH AND KOZA or the Sacrifice to the Vistula. Translated from the Yiddish by the Author and Elizabeth Shuh. Pictures by Symeon Shimin.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1970. Large squarish quarto. Red cloth, illustrations in brown and black. Fine copy. Jacket has very small chips to head of spine, tiny chips to outer corners, else fine, flap price intact. no owner names. "In pagan Poland, where the barbarous tribes believe in devils and witches, a maiden is sacrificed each summer to pacify the evil spirits of the river Vistula. Into this world comes a stranger from the East. Joseph, a wandering goldsmith and a Jew, tells of the one God, more powerful than Baba Yaga and all her wicked retinue."; Quarto

    Book ID: 762
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  • Juliana Horatia Ewing and her books; with a portrait by George Reid ... , sixteen illustrations by J. H. Ewing, and a cover designed by Randolph Caldecott. by Gatty, Horatia K.F. (J.H. Ewing)
    Gatty, Horatia K.F. (J.H. Ewing)
    Juliana Horatia Ewing and her books; with a portrait by George Reid ... , sixteen illustrations by J. H. Ewing, and a cover designed by Randolph Caldecott.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: S.P.C.K, 1885. Original pale green printed boards. pp 88 + frontis. portrait. Rubbing and wear to front joint, edges of covers; light soiling, light darkening to covers; offset browning to free endpapers; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; else a VG copy, text clean and tight, of this wear-prone book. Has a useful bibliography of Ewings books at rear, giving periodical publication dates, book publication, and some reprints. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.

    Book ID: 31151
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  • CHEKHOV, Anton
    KASHTANKA

    London: Oxford Unversity Press, 1959. First edition with these illustrations. Tall narrow octavo, 49 pp. Cloth spine and illustrated boards in colour. Line drawings and bold & colourful illustrations in text. Minor rubbing to outer corners of boards, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has tears at head of spine and panels; some rubbing; small hole to inner margin of front panel; good, but still presentable in appearance. A nice edition of this little-known story for children by the great Russian writer. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 20060
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  • KINGS' TREASURIES: a paper for boys

    Philadelphia: 38.5 cm. Volume IX, nos. 1-52, 6 Jan. - 29 Dec., 1923, pp 208, complete year. Maroon cloth.spine lettered in gilt. Library discard with rubber stamp and shelf notations at front, call numbers on spine, no other library marks. VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Storie, articles & handicrafts, well illustrated. 2 kg parcel; Folio

    Book ID: 52588
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  • TUCKER, (Elizabeh S.) [Juliana Horatia Ewing]
    LEAVES FROM JULIANA HORATIA EWING'S "CANADA HOME." Together with Facsimiles of Eight Water-Color Drawings by Mrs. Ewing's Own Hand.

    Edition: First Edition

    Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1896. Tall squarish octavo. Grey cloth stamped in black on spine and front cover. (x), (11)-145 pp + frontispiece and 9 colour plates (7 by Ewing; 2 by Tucker), numerous illustrations by Tucker and photos in text. Spine and fore margins of covers a bit faded; bit of wear to spine tips and outer corners; new marbled endpapers; otherwise a Good - VG tight copy. The title page errs in calling for 8 colour plates by Ewing. The popular English writer Mrs Ewing spent two years in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Book ID: 23626
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  • LEWIS CARROLL by DE LA MARE, Walter (Lewis Carroll)
    DE LA MARE, Walter (Lewis Carroll)
    LEWIS CARROLL

    Edition: First printing

    London: Faber, 1932. Octavo, brown cloth. pp 67. Light offset tanning to inner margins of free endpapers, yellowing to page edges, else fine, no owner names.Dust jacket has a half inch tear to front panel, very shallow chip and small tears at head of slightly tanned spine, half inch tear and small chip to rear panel, VG otherwise, flap price intact. De la Mare's essay focuses on Carroll's use of nonsense.

    Book ID: 40767
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